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Insecticide Bark Bands and Control of the Elm Leaf Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Northern California

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A single spring application of 2% carbaryl applied as a bark band persisted for at least 15 wk and killed most elm leaf beetle, Xanthogaleruca luteola (Miiller), larvae, which migrated down the trunk after feeding in the canopy. Foliage damage. but not insect density. was significantly lower on insecticide-banded elms in northern California. Foliage damage did not exceed an apparently tolerable 35% on banded Siberian elms (Ulmus pumtla L.), but treated and untreated English elm (Ulmus procera Salisbury)were severely defoliated (50-100%).

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1990

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  • Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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